meztone
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#1
I have just received a brand new Ibanez ART-120. When i plug it into an amp I get a constant noise coming through. I have tried a few different amps, leads and batteries but still get the same noise.

Here is a recording I have done. You can hear the constant noise it makes when I am not playing soundcloud.com/jistone/faultguitar

Before I send it back for a refund I just wanted to check im not being stupid and missing something obvious. can someone tell me exactly what is making that noise? Could it be easily fixed myself or should I just send it back?
Last edited by meztone at Feb 12, 2013,
GOLDIE93
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#2
Does the noise get louder as you turn up the volume?
Does it stop if you touch the strings or bridge?
Do you have any experience with Guitar wiring?
Was it bought on line or at a store?
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Charvel1995
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#3
1) Check your grounding

2) Check your other wiring
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meztone
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#4
Quote by GOLDIE93
Does the noise get louder as you turn up the volume?
Does it stop if you touch the strings or bridge?
Do you have any experience with Guitar wiring?
Was it bought on line or at a store?

Does the noise get louder as you turn up the volume? No
Does it stop if you touch the strings or bridge? No
Do you have any experience with Guitar wiring? No, I don't have much experience with doing anything other than playing guitar.
Was it bought on line or at a store? Online unfortunately
Charvel1995
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#5
Check the wiring dude. Make sure all the wires are SECURELY soldered in place. It could just be a poor connection somehwere
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Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
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Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

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Alucard817
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#6
Okay. i have NEVER heard a noise like that from any guitar. That doesn't sound like a wiring issue though. Do you have separate inputs on your amp (passive/active or Hi Low)?

It almost sounds like something is getting too much power, kind of like when I would power an older 9V stomp box with a 12V power supply.
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DeadlyIllness
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#7
Quote by Charvel1995
1) Check your grounding

2) Check your other wiring


That! I had a friend who had a guitar that did that. It was option number 1.
Charvel1995
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#8
Quote by Alucard817
Okay. i have NEVER heard a noise like that from any guitar. That doesn't sound like a wiring issue though. Do you have separate inputs on your amp (passive/active or Hi Low)?

It almost sounds like something is getting too much power, kind of like when I would power an older 9V stomp box with a 12V power supply.


I've seen people power 9V stomp boxes with higher ratings like 18V and such. Although you could be right
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Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

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GOLDIE93
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#9
Quote by meztone
Does the noise get louder as you turn up the volume? No
Does it stop if you touch the strings or bridge? No
Do you have any experience with Guitar wiring? No, I don't have much experience with doing anything other than playing guitar.
Was it bought on line or at a store? Online unfortunately



In that case you should try to get in touch with the company you bought it from, and send them that sound clip, then see what they say. They must have some kind of refund or exchange policy.

You could take it to a tech but then you will be out of pocket more money.

Only other option I can give you is to open the control cavity, take a picture and post it here. Maybe we can see something wrong. Also, Just for your own knowledge, find a wiring diagram online for your guitar and see if there is anything obvious missing.
If you can't find a diagram for your specific model you can go here www.guitarelectronics.com and find one based on the components.
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